About Poland:

Location: Central Europe. Poland borders on Germany, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia. Its northern border – 500 km long – runs along the Baltic Sea coast.
Official Language: Polish.
Capital City: Warsaw.
The Major Polish Cities: Cracow, Gdansk, Katowice, Lodz, Poznan, Szczecin, Wroclaw and Lublin.
Climate: The average temperature in July is 19 °C (67 °F), but there are many summer days when temperatures rise to 30°C (86°F). The best time of the year for practising winter sports is between January and March.

Why study in Poland:

Polish educational system provides high quality services. That is proven by the success of Polish professionals working all over the world, acclaimed as perfectly educated, creative and effective. Studies in Poland cost much less than in most European countries, and cost of living is much lower.
Study in Poland represents a multi-year programme promoting Polish higher education and attracting international students to Poland. The programme officially initiated by the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland and the “Perspektywy” Education Foundation in May 2005 consists of information and promotion activities. It also encourages Polish universities to increase number of studies offered in English and other international languages.
In Polish cities it’s easy for a student to find a part-time job. The permission to work in Poland depends on your country of origin.
Poland is a fascinating country that serves as the geographical and cultural crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe. Located at the centre of the Northern European plain, Poland has been a nation of survivors since the foundation of the first Polish state more than 1,000 years ago. Through its turbulent history its people have managed to maintain their identity, and today, the country enjoys a crucial position as the largest of the former Eastern European states and the most populous new member of the European Union.

Polish Education System

Polish university education system has a history of 650 years of educating high profile professionals. It resulted with a profit not only for Poland, but also for many countries all over the world, where the Poles brought their professionalism and the spirit of innovation. Want some examples? Ignacy Domeyko established the geology research in 19th century Chile. Between 1872 and 1876 Ernest Malinowski built the world’s highest located railroad in Peru. Bronislaw Malinowski was a creator of modern anthropology. Ten Nobel Prizes were awarded to Polish artists, scientists and other public figures. Maria Sklodowska-Curie is one of only four laureates to receive a prize twice.

The Structure of Studies

Since 2007/2008 academic year Polish higher education system has been divided to three stages, which are: Bachelor (Licencjat, Inzynier), Master (Magister), and Doctor (Doktor). This system applies to all fields of education except Law, Pharmacy, Psychology, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine and Dentistry, which are still based on two-stage system (Master and Doctor).
Residence & Study in Poland
Spending time in Poland is an integral part of all courses offered by the Department; it is also for many the highlight of their degree, as students who have been there are sure to tell you!

Scholarships

Studies in Poland cost 2000 Euro yearly as a minimum, but it’s necessary to check out the price of the course of your choice, as it may by higher, depending on particular university’s decision. Scholarships are available for students with proven Polish origin. For graduate students the amount is 850 PLN, for postgraduate students 1270 PLN a month. All students from Belarus who are subject to political repression may participate in Malinowski Scholarship Fund, offering 1270 PLN a month. The scholarship application must be posted to local Polish consulate before coming to Poland. Polish consulates provide all the necessary information.

Higher Education in Poland

Poland’s higher education system is comprised of State (public) and non-State (non-public) institutions. Non-State higher education institutions are established on the basis of a permit issued by the Minister of Science and Higher Education, and acquire legal personality upon their entry into the register of non-State higher education institutions kept by the Minister. In addition to existing university-type institutions, State and non-State higher vocational education schools have been established since 1998. A major component of training in these schools is a compulsory 15-week practical placement.

Higher education programs may be offered as full-time, part-time or extramural studies. Full time studies are the basic mode of study, unless the statutes of a higher education institution state otherwise.

The minimum requirement for access to a higher education institution is a secondary school leaving certificate. Procedures for admission to study programs are laid down independently by the higher education institutions.

For Better Understanding of your Studying Environment

Your studying programmes are available in English, and conducted in international environment. However, knowledge of Polish is very helpful in better communication with Polish residents and better understanding of Polish social and cultural differences.

For Excellent Career Options Within Poland

Polish economy is developing rapidly. Polish currency is getting stronger, the wages are increasing, while the cost of living is still significantly lower than in Europe. The career perspectives are getting wider and wider, and – according to economical analysis – this process will continue.

FAQs

Why choose Poland?

Polish educational system provides high quality services. That is proven by the success of Polish professionals working all over the world, acclaimed as perfectly educated, creative and effective. Studies in Poland cost much less than in most European countries, and cost of living is much lower.

Do I have to speak Polish?
There are English courses available for international students, so you don’t have to speak Polish. If you prefer to study in Polish you will have to pass a Polish course before you start studying. Courses are organized at several Polish universities.

How can I find a course of my interest?
You just need to use our website’s search engine. Hundreds of courses are available, so it’s easy to find a course, whatever the subject of your choice is.

What are the living expenses in Poland?

The living expenses in Poland are much lower than in most EU countries. The amount of 300-500 Euros should cover the monthly costs of accommodation, food and transport.

Am I allowed to work in Poland?

If you’re an EU/EEA citizen you are allowed to work full time without any permission. If you’re a citizen of Belarus, Russia or Ukraine you may work for 3 months in a period no longer than 6 months. All other nationals may work without permission in July, August and September.

Is health insurance necessary?

Yes, you have to obtain a health insurance policy. If you’re an EU/EEA citizen you have to get a European Health Insurance Card in your home country. If you’re not an EU/EEA citizen you have to obtain an insurance policy in Polish National Health Fund. The cost estimates from 36 to 279 PLN, depending on a number of medial procedures included. Health insurance is necessary to legalize your stay in Poland.

How will I find housing?
International Office of the University of your choice will help you to find a place in a student’s dormitory. If no place is available, or if you prefer to live by yourself, you may find housing on private market. There are many possibilities, including renting a room, sharing an apartment or renting an own flat. Most universities have their own accommodation databases, connecting students with homeowners free of charge. In real estate agencies it’s necessary to pay a fee (usually equivalent to a monthly rent).

Poland Office:

Budynek Fronton ul Kamienna 21

Krakow

31-403

Poland

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